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ThingSeek: A Crawler and Search Engine for the Internet of Things

Shemshadi, Ali, Sheng, Quan Z. and Qin, Yongrui (2016) ThingSeek: A Crawler and Search Engine for the Internet of Things. In: Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval SIGIR 16. ACM, pp. 1149-1152. ISBN 9781450340694

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Abstract

The rapidly growing paradigm of the Internet of Things (IoT) requires new search engines, which can crawl heterogeneous data sources and search in highly dynamic contexts. Existing search engines cannot meet these requirements as they are designed for traditional Web and human users only. This is contrary to the fact that things are emerging as major producers and consumers of information. Currently, there is very little work on searching IoT and a number of works claim the unavailability of public IoT data. However, it is dismissed that a majority of real-time web-based maps are sharing data that is generated by things, directly. To shed light on this line of research, in this paper, we firstly create a set of tools to capture IoT data from a set of given data sources. We then create two types of interfaces to provide real-time searching services on dynamic IoT data for both human and machine users.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > High-Performance Intelligent Computing > Planning, Autonomy and Representation of Knowledge
School of Computing and Engineering > High-Performance Intelligent Computing > Planning, Autonomy and Representation of Knowledge
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Depositing User: Yongrui Qin
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 12:56
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 20:21
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/30063

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